The plan is (and always has been) that I will be induced at/around 38 weeks. The reasoning behind this is because I have Type 1 Diabetes and the placenta can age and degrade faster in women with Diabetes and there is a higher incidence of fetal complications (including stillbirth) in babies born to Diabetic mothers after 38 weeks.
*Please note I'm talking about Type 1 Diabetes and not Gestational Diabetes here - in GD the placenta does not typically deteriorate quite as fast and inductions are usually around 39 weeks*
So, when I tell people that I'll be induced in 4 weeks, they automatically say - "oh, its because he's too big huh". NO. My LO is measuring exactly where he should be and my NSTs and Fluid levels are wonderful. I've had excellent control throughout my entire pregnancy and therefore he is not measuring too big.
Sorry, it just really irritates me. I just get a bit defensive about all this because his health and size is a direct reflection of how I'm doing in regards to my blood sugar control.